What Are You Thinking? Philippians 4:7-9 The Message(MSG)ūüēä

Philippians 4:7-9¬† The Message(MSG)ūüēä What Are You Thinking?ūüēä 6-7 Don‚Äôt fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God‚Äôs wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It‚Äôs wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. 8-9¬†Summing it all up, friends, I‚Äôd say you‚Äôll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious‚ÄĒthe best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into … Continue reading What Are You Thinking? Philippians 4:7-9 The Message(MSG)ūüēä

Psalm 135 Contemporary English Version (CEV)”In Praise of the Lord‚Äôs Kindness”ūüēä

Psalm 135¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV)ūüēä In Praise of the¬†Lord‚Äôs Kindnessūüēä 135:1 Shout praises to the¬†Lord! You are his servants, so praise his name. 2¬†All who serve in the temple of the¬†Lord¬†our God, 3¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†come and shout praises. Praise the name of the¬†Lord! He is kind and good. 4¬†He chose the family of Jacob and the people of Israel for his very own. 5¬†The¬†Lord¬†is much greater than any other god. 6¬†He does as he chooses in heaven and on earth and deep in the sea. 7¬†The¬†Lord¬†makes the clouds rise from far across the earth, and he makes lightning to go with the rain. Then from his secret place … Continue reading Psalm 135 Contemporary English Version (CEV)”In Praise of the Lord‚Äôs Kindness”ūüēä

Psalm 98 English Standard Version (ESV) Make a Joyful Noise to the Lordūüēä

Psalm 98¬†English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä Make a Joyful Noise to the¬†Lordūüēä A Psalm.ūüēä 98:1¬†Oh sing to the¬†Lord¬†a new song, ¬†¬†¬†¬†for he has done¬†marvelous things! His¬†right hand and his holy arm ¬†¬†¬†¬†have worked salvation for him. 2¬†The¬†Lord¬†has¬†made known his salvation; ¬†¬†¬†¬†he has¬†revealed his righteousness in¬†the sight of the nations. 3¬†He has¬†remembered his¬†steadfast love and faithfulness ¬†¬†¬†¬†to the house of Israel. All¬†the ends of the earth have seen ¬†¬†¬†¬†the salvation of our God. 4¬†Make a joyful noise to the¬†Lord, all the earth; ¬†¬†¬†¬†break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5¬†Sing praises to the¬†Lord¬†with the lyre, ¬†¬†¬†¬†with the lyre and the¬†sound of melody! 6¬†With¬†trumpets and the sound of¬†the … Continue reading Psalm 98 English Standard Version (ESV) Make a Joyful Noise to the Lordūüēä

Psalm 68 Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä

Psalm 68¬†Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä 68:1¬†God rises up and scatters his enemies. ¬†¬†¬†¬†Those who hate him run away in defeat. 2¬†As smoke is blown away, so he drives them off; ¬†¬†¬†¬†as wax melts in front of the fire, ¬†¬†¬†¬†so do the wicked perish in God’s presence. 3¬†But the righteous are glad and rejoice in his presence; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they are happy and shout for joy. 4¬†Sing to God, sing praises to his name; ¬†¬†¬†¬†prepare a way for him who rides on the clouds. ¬†¬†¬†¬†His name is the¬†Lord‚ÄĒbe glad in his presence! 5¬†God, who lives in his sacred Temple, ¬†¬†¬†¬†cares for orphans and protects … Continue reading Psalm 68 Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä

Psalm 81 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Makes Us Strong

Psalm 81¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV) (By Asaph for the music leader.) God Makes Us Strong 81:1¬†Be happy and shout to God ¬†¬†¬†¬†who makes us strong! ¬†¬†¬†¬†Shout praises to the God ¬†¬†¬†¬†of Jacob. 2¬†Sing as you play tambourines ¬†¬†¬†¬†and the lovely sounding ¬†¬†¬†¬†stringed instruments. 3¬†Sound the trumpets and start ¬†¬†¬†¬†the New Moon Festival. ¬†¬†¬†¬†We must also celebrate ¬†¬†¬†¬†when the moon is full. 4¬†This is the law in Israel, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and it was given to us ¬†¬†¬†¬†by the God of Jacob. 5¬†The descendants of Joseph ¬†¬†¬†¬†were told to obey it, ¬†¬†¬†¬†when God led them out ¬†¬†¬†¬†from the land of Egypt. In a language unknown to me, ¬†¬†¬†¬†I heard someone … Continue reading Psalm 81 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Makes Us Strong